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Terrarium Workshop with Joshua Moreno
Flower centerpiece by Joshua Moreno.

December 16, 2023 at 11:00 am

Conrad Prebys Learning Center

$25 for Members / $30 for Non-Members


Join San Francisco-based artist Joshua Moreno from 11AM – 1PM as we investigate ideas of cultivation and familial histories by making terrariums.

Like the Japanese-Californian citrus that appears in the work of artist Kelly Akashi, some plants are hybridized and carefully cultivated, while others, like weeds, sprout resiliently on their own. Akashi explores these ideas through her sculpture, investigating plant life as a metaphor for family.

This workshop is recommended for adults aged 18+.


About Joshua Moreno

Moreno examines the overlapping relationship between the natural and human-made environment, highlighting patterns and systems of efficiency. He re-evaluates everyday spaces and objects through installation, drawing, and film, with attention to elemental phenomena.

Moreno was born and raised in Watsonville, California. He received his BFA from the University of California, San Diego and an MFA from Stanford University in 2022. Since 2012, Moreno has been working in education, teaching art history, filmmaking, and art courses. Presently, he teaches drawing at Stanford University.

What is a terrarium?

A terrarium is a miniature, self-contained ecosystem enclosed within a transparent container, typically made of glass or plastic. It houses small plants, moss, or succulents, creating a visually appealing and low-maintenance indoor garden.

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Formerly On view at MCASD

Top: Courtesy of Joshua Moreno.